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Dayton's Obi Toppin (1) celebrates during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Virginia Commonwealth, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Hobbled Toppin carries No. 13 Dayton past VCU, 79-65

Jan. 14, 2020 11:07 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — As the final minute ticked down, Jalen Crutcher dribbled toward the basket and saw Obi Toppin getting set for one more alley-oop, bad ankle and all. Pass. Catch. Dunk. The 13th-ranked Flyers did it one more time while finishing off a rival that's gotten the best of them lately. Toppin...

Dayton's Obi Toppin (1) reacts after dunking during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Massachusetts, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Dayton. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Toppin hurts ankle while No. 15 Dayton beats UMass 88-60

Jan. 11, 2020 3:35 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Obi Toppin landed with a loud thud and grabbed his left ankle. The capacity crowd at University of Dayton Arena went silent as the Flyers' top player lay on the court. Dayton's spectacular season had hit a speed bump. Toppin scored 16 points before leaving with an ankle injury early in...

Villanova guard Collin Gillespie (2) moves into Xavier forward Naji Marshall (13) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

Gillespie leads No. 10 Nova past Xavier in Big East opener

Dec. 30, 2019 11:30 PM EST

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Collin Gillespie scored 16 of his game-high 24 points in the second half to lead No. 10 Villanova to a 68-62 victory over Xavier on Monday night in the Big East Conference opener for both teams. Jermaine Samuels added 14 points for Villanova (10-2), which has won six in a row. Naji...

Dayton forward Obi Toppin (1) dunks against North Florida during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday Dec. 30, 2019, in Dayton. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

Toppin's 31 lead No. 20 Dayton over North Florida 77-59

Dec. 30, 2019 10:06 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Obi Toppin took one shot from beyond the arc and missed it. Dayton's slammin' forward didn't attempt another. The way he and the Flyers were getting to the basket, there was no need. Toppin scored a career-high 31 points, most of them off dunks and layups, as No. 20 Dayton used its...

GOP lawmakers in 2 states seek anti-red flag laws on guns

Dec. 30, 2019 5:53 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans in two Midwestern states where GOP-controlled legislatures have gun-rights majorities are proposing measures aimed at preventing the U.S. government or other states from taking guns away from residents whom the courts deem a danger to themselves. Neither Oklahoma nor Kansas...

Daniel Munoz talks about his experience being injured in Saturday's shooting incident during an interview in a park in Odessa, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

US mass killings hit new high in 2019, most were shootings

Dec. 28, 2019 3:49 AM EST

The first one occurred 19 days into the new year when a man used an ax to kill four family members including his infant daughter. Five months later, 12 people were killed in a workplace shooting in Virginia. Twenty-two more died at a Walmart in El Paso in August. A database compiled by The Associated Press, USA...

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019 file photo, Dayton, Ohio, Mayor Nan Whaley speaks to members of the media outside Ned Peppers bar in the Oregon District after a mass shooting that occurred early Sunday morning in Dayton.  With a period of around 10 weeks, Dayton dealt with a Ku Klux Klan rally, a string of devastating tornadoes, and a mass shooting that killed nine people.  Whaley says those events reflect a lack on action on national issues of white supremacist activity, climate change and gun violence. Her end-of-the-year reflections include searing memories of the natural disaster and attack as she looks ahead to a year dedicated to “healing and transformation.” (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Ohio mayor reflects on turbulent year of shooting, tornadoes

Dec. 27, 2019 3:51 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — As she considers all that has happened to her Ohio city in 2019, Dayton's mayor sees a cautionary tale for the rest of the country. “I think about how Dayton is the tip of the spear on national issues that have gone unabated,” Nan Whaley said during a recent interview. ...

Friend of Dayton gunman released to house arrest

Dec. 27, 2019 2:58 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A friend of a gunman who killed nine people in a rampage in Dayton has been released to house arrest. U.S. District Judge Thomas Rose ordered electronic monitoring for Ethan Kollie, 24. Kollie was released from jail Monday after being held since early August. He faces sentencing Feb. 20...

Dayton guard Rodney Chatman (0) puts up a shot between Grambling State guards Kelton Edwards (11) and Trevell Cunningham, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday Dec. 23, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

Ibi Watson leads No. 18 Dayton over Grambling State 81-53

Dec. 24, 2019 1:32 AM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ibi Watson's first collegiate start ended with a pair of pressure-packed free throws and a career high in points. Watson scored 30 points and No. 18 Dayton recovered from its second loss of the season by beating Grambling State 81-53 on Monday night. The Flyers (10-2) were missing point...

Dayton's Trey Landers (3) reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Texas, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

No. 13 Dayton pulls away late for 71-58 win over North Texas

Dec. 17, 2019 10:39 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Jalen Crutcher banged knees with a North Texas player and went down hard in the second half. But just as the Flyers have done all season, he was back in place for the big shot at the end. Crutcher scored 16 points and hit a comeback-blunting 3-pointer Tuesday night, Ryan Mikesell also...